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City of Lee’s Summit Community Input
Facilitate connectivity to attract business Fiber infrastructure Enhance current EDC momentum City Hall soliciting businesses to our City (2 checkmarks) Support and nurture startups and entrepreneurs Having the EDC ask businesses what they need from LS to locate here (1 checkmark) o Restaurants, shopping, churches Celebrate non-profits Creating more office space to accommodate small business Development 101 Eliminate penalties for shopping in certain areas o Parking tickets, Tips Centralized distribution of information about local businesses o Better flow of info online LS is a prime location – promote the City Zoning – Do we really need a bank on every corner? Better transportation to other parts of surrounding areas Encourage diversity of population o Patrons, customers o Include, for example, millennials Purposeful regulations that are specifically focused Live videos Live interviews Present a good image o Stability o Positive leaders Ease of obtaining permits, “hoops” (1 checkmark) Pro-small business versus just chasing big opportunities Not be over-reliant on tax breaks, instead lower tax base for all Diverse population of residents Community engagement in City’s master plan and zoning of businesses Be open Continue development center activities and connections Warm and welcoming City Council Recalibrate our zoning commission to make things easy Availability of central source of what the City has to offer
Are there specific initiatives the City should consider that would contribute to a vibrant, sustainable local economy? • Continue Ignite o Most of these forums come and go o “Momentum” • Light rail • Strategic planning The Novak Consulting Group Strengthening organizations from the inside out.